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Executive Director

Phone: (616) ***-****  HQ Phone
Tulip Time
238 South River Ave
Holland, Michigan 49423
United States

Company Description: - Tulip Time is one of the largest flower festivals in the United States. - The Netherlands is the tulip capital of the world. - The tulip is a native Dutch...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Director Human Resosurces
    JCI
  • Chair of the Lakeshore Athena Award Program
    Holland Chamber
  • Human Resources Director
    Johnson Controls , Inc.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Hope College
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Web References
Gwen Auwerda ...
www.hollandchamber.org, 18 Feb 2009 [cached]
Gwen Auwerda
The Tulip Time Festival Board of ...
www.tuliptime.com, 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
The Tulip Time Festival Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Gwen Auwerda of Holland as the Festival's new Executive Director. Auwerda was chosen from a pool of more than 180 applicants following an extensive search that began last fall.
"We are thrilled to have Gwen as our new Executive Director," said Festival Board Chair, Sally Gruppen.
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Auwerda, a Hope College graduate, was employed by Johnson Controls, Inc of Holland for more than twenty years. Most recently, she was employed by AEES, Inc. in Mattawan, Michigan. Auwerda will assume full time responsibilities as the Festival's Executive Director on March 14, according to Gruppen.
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"I am pleased to accept the position of Executive Director for the Tulip Time Festival organization," said Auwerda.
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We fully believe that Gwen will meet and exceed those expectations."
Auwerda has been actively involved in the Holland community for a number of years. She is currently serving as Chair of the Lakeshore Athena Award Program and has served as a member of the Holland Chamber Board of Directors, facilitated the Employer Task Force for the local Ready for School initiative, and held several board positions for the Leadership Holland program.
Tulip Time selects Gwen Auwerda ...
www.hollandsentinel.com, 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
Tulip Time selects Gwen Auwerda as new executive director
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Tulip Time organizers looked for a community leader when they filled the executive director position with Gwen Auwerda.
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Auwerda has been actively involved in the Holland community for several years, as chair of the Lakeshore Athena Award Program and as a member of the Holland Chamber Board of Directors. She facilitated the Employer Task Force for the local Ready for School initiative and held several board positions for Leadership Holland.
Auwerda, 51, graduated from Hope College and was human resources director at Johnson Controls Inc. overseeing corporate events, corporate giving programs, relationships with local organizations and nonprofits. She worked there for more than 20 years. Most recently, she worked in human resources at AEES Inc. in Mattawan.
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Auwerda will assume full-time responsibilities Monday, Gruppen said.
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Tulip Time hopes to become "a little fresher, a little more relevant," Auwerda said.
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Auwerda was chosen from a pool of more than 180 applicants following an extensive search that began in the fall.
Gwen Auwerda replaces Tamra ...
www.woodtv.com, 10 Mar 2011 [cached]
Gwen Auwerda replaces Tamra Bouman
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Gwen Auwerda was selected from a pool of 180 applicants in a search that began in the fall.
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Auwerda is a Hope College graduate who worked for Johnson Controls Inc. for more than 20 years and most recently was employed by AEES Inc. in Mattawan.
Contact the Tulip Time Festival Staff | Tulip Time Festival
www.tuliptime.com, 31 Oct 2012 [cached]
Gwen Auwerda Executive Director
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